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Old 12-01-2005, 02:56 PM   #1
al.basili
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usb-parallel port adapter


Hi everyone, I have an HP laptop (zd8156EA) with FC4, which doesn't have any parallel port. I bought a usb-parallel port adapter in order to control my custom devices through my custom software which is working with EPP parallel ports.
I'm pretty new to both, linux and usb, but I'd like to know if some of you have ever had this problem: how can I use my software to control the parallel port directly via the usb port?
I imagine is a problem of driver, but I don't really know how to get through this...
Waiting for some reply...thank you

Ale

p.s.:
uname -r:
2.6.11-1.1369_FC4smp
lsusb:
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 9710:7715 Noname Printer cable
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 1241:1166 Belkin
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 03f0:011d Hewlett-Packard
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
dmesg | tail:
usb 4-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
 
  


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